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Creating Breakout Innovation

Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems. But only a small percentage of these efforts are resulting in bold innovation and powerful solutions. What does it take to deliver breakout innovation? This article shares the results of research that identified CDA as one of 20 organizations that are directly engaged in “breakout innovation.” Continue reading on Stanford Social Innovation Review to see what that means.


Call for Submission of Case Studies: Collective Impact in Peacebuilding

CDA is collecting case studies as part of a project supported by Humanity United; “Collective Impact for Peacebuilding: Testing a new model.” The primary aim of this project is to document and learn from the experiences of collective impact efforts by formal and informal networks and consortia in peacebuilding to develop further insights about multi-stakeholder initiatives.

As a preliminary step of the project CDA produced the “Framework for Collective Impact in Peacebuilding” building on work by FSG and CDA’s own experience working on peacebuilding effectiveness and how multiple peacebuilding efforts “add up” to progress towards sustainable peace.

The case studies we are collecting will be used to field test and further refine the framework.

Supporting Partners

Global Affairs Canada
Total SA
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Norwegian MFA
World Vision UK
Humanity United
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Paung Sie Facility
International Rescue Committee